February 8, 1736

1736 February 8 (Sunday).  I had no body to preach for me.  I prepar’d what I could in the middst of the broken, heavy Thoughts of the Week — and I preached on Ezek. 24.16.[1]  My Daughter Molly[2] had been much troubled with an Ague in her Face, her Teeth and Ear; but is better.

[1]Ezek. 24.16, “Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine eyes with a stroke: yet neither shalt thou mourn nor weep, neither shall thy tears run down.”

[2]Mary, or Molly, Parkman, eldest daughter of Ebenezer and Mary (Molly) Parkman, b. Sept. 14, 1725 (WVR, 82).